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Living Room Design Ideas for 2016

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The term “living room” can mean a number of different things to different people. For some, a living room is an informal and social space for everyday living – the room with the comfiest sofas, biggest television. The room where everyone relaxes day-to-day.

Other living rooms are formal and only meant to be used for entertaining guests and may take on a more “hands-off!” standing in the house.

Here are some ideas which can be used in both types of living room:

Adorn Your Walls With Your Own Style

Choose the style that’s right for the room which will serve as your social space. If modern is more your style, then white or off-white walls, clean lines and curves, a small number of meaningful minimalist art, and photographs in sleek lacquered frames might be more to your liking. If traditional is more your style, then art and photographs in classic wood frames against a more darkly colored wall or darkly hued wooden panels may be more suitable to your comfort level.

Everything Must Compliment Everything

If you are going with a particular style on the walls, make sure that your furniture colors are mutually complimentary. The style, of course, is important. But not as important as keeping the color scheme correct. An older style of sofa can look modern in a modern styled room if the colors go together properly. Pillows, throws, and carpets should all go with the theme of the room, as set by the wall coverings.

Create a Focal Point

To help anchor the room, there should be some sort of a focal point. If television is a large part of your use of your living room, consider a large piece of art, a sculpture, or large dry flower arrangements on either side.

With these pointers, your living room will be a comfortable, relaxing sanctuary from the rest of the world where you, your loved ones, and your comforts reside.

England Furniture Reviews Ways to Add Color to Your Living Room

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to liven up your living room. Purposefully adding some color is great way to give your old room a fresh, new look. Consider the following ways you can add some color.

 

Paint One Wall

You will find that you can add a real punch of color by painting just one wall of your living room. This will really change the focal point of the living room without getting into a major decorating project. If your room has a niche, that’s the perfect choice for extra color. You can choose a bold, contrasting color picked from a floral fabric, or a subtle tone darker than the tone of the other walls.

 

Paint the Back of a Bookshelf

A great touch of color and interest can be added by painting a bookshelf two colors. Paint the frame and outside one color, and paint the inside of the piece, behind the shelves, with a contrasting color. The color will really help the items on the shelves pop out and look important.

 

Put Some Color on the Floor

A colorful throw rug, strategically placed in front of a chair or under a coffee table can add color and texture to a living room. It can be put on top of hardwood flooring, painted floors, or carpet.

 

Reflecting Color

Try placing a large mirror on a bare, boring wall. Choose an interesting frame or decorate a piece of mirror with cording or braid. If you have an old frame, consider painting it a bright color. The mirror will reflect the color from around the room and add light to the space.

england-furniture-add-color-living-roomThrow a Few Pillows Around

Nothing adds color like pillows strategically placed on furniture. Whether you choose solids for a floral sofa or chair, or colorful, patterned pillows for a solid color chair or sofa, these simple additions will add comfort and just the right splash of color.

 

Add a Whimsical Lamp

Even if you have a traditional classic living room, you can add a point of interest by selecting a lamp or shade that is colorful or whimsical.

 

Get Artsy

A colorful piece of art placed in a living room not only adds a decorative touch, but also introduces colors and shapes you might not be able to use in a larger area. Try framing simple photos with colorful mats and bright frames.

 

England Furniture Encourages You to Have a Plan!

It’s almost guaranteed that your living room will change over the years to come, but that doesn’t mean that you have to walk into a furniture store blind. Before you begin your journey in finding the perfect England Furniture sofa for your home you should have a gameplan for the entire living room.

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A great way to plan is to have swatches of your wall color. You can also cut out pictures of what you’re thinking about for décor from a magazine. Another great tool is the England Furniture Room Planner. This tool can help you to customize the living room of your dreams!

When in doubt, plan it out! Our England Furniture dealers are always available to make your buying experience easier and to help you with your living room plans.